The 2012 bond issue resulted in the creation of an Early Childhood Development Center at Kane Elementary School similar to the facilities already constructed at the district’s other elementary schools. Further improvements included new elementary school playground equipment and district-wide technology upgrades.
Completed in late 2006, the BHS Field House shares a two-story lobby with the Fine Art Center. The state-of-the-art facility provides seating for 2,200 spectators and is surrounded by training rooms, locker facilities and a hospitality room. The facility hosts regular girls and boys basketball games as well as several tournaments, including the Great American Conference collegiate basketball championship every March.
Students from schools throughout the district have the opportunity to perform in musical, theatrical and other types of performances at the Fine Arts Center auditorium located at Bartlesville High School. The 1200-seat auditorium serves as the focal point for the center, which also contains music practice rooms as well as art classrooms and display areas.
Major construction and renovation were recently completed at Bartlesville High School as the campus was transformed into four-year high school in 2015. The project involved a nearly 100,000-square-foot expansion for new classrooms, a large cafeteria and a spacious commons area. In order to provide ample space for the addition of two grades, the science wing on the north side of the BHS campus also was expanded.
Ninth graders at BHS have most classes in the new Freshman Academy, which opened in August 2015 and adjoins the high school. The semi-separate facility allows freshman students to gradually acclimate to the high school setting.
Phillips 66 has awarded Bartlesville Public Schools a $1.7 million grant for building Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM) Innovation Labs at the secondary schools in the district. The first STEM lab facilities will be completed at the high school, to be followed by facilities at Madison and Central Middle Schools These improvements will provide new homes for the Gateway to Technology courses at each site as well as improved science projects and computer lab space.
This facility, formerly known as Mid-High, has received a new secured entrance that requires visitors to use the LobbyGuard visitor management system and enter the building through the main office. The entrance is located just east of the main entrance. Additional projects, including classroom and hallway upgrades, were completed this past summer in order for facility to become the home of middle school students for the 2015-16 school year.
A major renovation currently is underway at Central Middle School. All four floors of this historic structure are undergoing modernization plus a new gymnasium is being constructed. Work will be completed for the start of the 2016-17 school year. During the renovation of Central, students and staff are utilizing what was formerly the Madison Middle School building.